So I know there are a lot of threads in here already, and many will cover what I am about to address so I apologize in advance for the redundancy/duplication. However, I have learned with this issue that "talking it out" will soothe the situation so I'm selfishly hoping for some relief in starting this thread. My background: So I'm a late 40s endurance athlete (running and cycling) that started having some significant groin/hip pain back in February of 2018 following a difficult ultra marathon. I had dealt with overuse injuries for 10+ years of my running "career" and had a pretty good toolkit for dealing with all of them (usually solved by "rest" for a significant time). Stress fractures, broken ankles, shin splints, sprains, you name it I've probably experienced it. So when I got hit with this particular pain I applied my "toolkit" and figured it would resolve itself. Unfortunately in this case, despite a number of techniques applied (rest - ART - chiropractor - more rest - total rest - crutches) my symptoms seemed to actually continue to worsen and after 4 months of pain I succumbed to having surgery. FWIW, it almost doesn't matter but my diagnosis was "torn labrum" and "FAI" and the surgery was a labrum repair (stitched back in place) and a "rim trim" (ball and socket of hip ground down to more accomodate the space). Pretty gruesome. To say this period was traumatic is putting it mildly. I had a pretty good case of exercise withdrawal, and the subsequent looong stretch from anticipating surgery to surgery-recovery was difficult. I could go on about this 6 month time period but long story short I eventually recovered from the surgery (6 weeks of crutches - 4 months of PT etc) and I was cleared to resume running in late 2018. When I did so however I had a resumption of symptoms. No problem I thought, I came back too soon so I took another 2 months off. Repeated that 2 months later, again symptoms resumed so I shut it down again. Finally another 2 months later I started again but yep, symptoms again. That was in February of this year and that is when I somehow came across Sarno and his methods. Again long story short, I went from reading about his techniques online to watching the Stossel and Howard Stern youtube videos to finally ordering and reading his book. Much of what I read made sense and spoke to me and I began applying his techniques. But the best "medicine" I used was "return to activity" and that's what I did. I pushed through the pain I had experienced before and it was a revelation, within weeks I was running pain free and "ramping up" my mileage again (conservatively of course). I was elated. I did a number of races again and got to the point over the summer I was back to my old 40+ miles per week of running. All pain free. Of course you probably see where this is going. Yep, about two months ago I started noticing symptoms again. That burning/stinging/on-fire sensation in my hip...particularly after long periods of sitting. A trip to Florida's Universal Studios with my son for "Halloween nights" was particularly memorable. The 8 hour drive and the constant standing around waiting in lines all day/night was pretty rough. Still I remembered my reading and I tried to just push through it and keep up my activity. Oddly I feel pretty good while running and even more oddly I feel good for hours and even the full day after running in the morning. It's the sitting and non-active days that all the symptoms occur. I fall asleep at night feeling pretty good all the way through to waking up and my conscious mind starts making the hip hurt laying in bed. And I haven't been able to shake it this time. I can't seem to get it out of my head that the surgery was "bad" and I'm stuck with a 'structural' problem even though I also know that just a few weeks ago I was running 10+ miles through the woods. Some of writing this is purely therapeutic but I'm also looking for suggestions on dealing with a "relapse" and "reoccurrence" of symptoms even if just personal anecdotes. Thanks for reading this lengthy post, I appreciate all comments and feedback!